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cant get Requirements::javascriptTemplate to work

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Community Member, 103 Posts

12 January 2011 at 11:08am

Edited: 12/01/2011 11:10am

function init(){
        //The Javascript is required in the templates
                "gmap_lat" => $this->Latitude,
                "gmap_long" => $this->Longitude,
                "gmap_zoom" => $this->Zoom,
                "gmap_marker" => $this->Marker,
                "gmap_info" => $this->Info,
                "gmap_marker_title" => $this->MarkerTitle,
                "gmap_info_window" => $this->InfoWindow


            var latlng = new google.maps.LatLng(gmap_lat, gmap_long);
            var myOptions = {
                zoom: gmap_zoom,
                center: latlng,
                mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
            var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map_canvas"), myOptions);

            if(gmap_marker == true){
                var map_marker = new google.maps.Marker({
                    position: latlng,
                    map: map,
                    animation: google.maps.Animation.DROP,
                    title: gmap_marker_title    

            if(gmap_info == true){
                var contentString = gmap_info_window;

                var infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({
                    content: contentString

                google.maps.event.addListener(map_marker, 'click', function() {,map_marker);



When viewing page source, no variables are being substituted and I get javascript errors at the first instance of a variable in firebug.



Forum Moderator, 1391 Posts

13 January 2011 at 1:05am

I've not tested this, but looking at the code in Requirements_Backend::javascriptTemplate(), I think these vars in the javascript files are in reality php-like 'placeholders', on which a textual search and replace is performed. Also they should be prefixed by a '$'.

So, supposing $this->lattitude = 1.111 and $this->longitude = 2.222, the following:

var latlng = new google.maps.LatLng('$gmap_lat', '$gmap_long');

would result in

var latlng = new google.maps.LatLng('1.111', '2.222');

Maybe this will work... :-)


Community Member, 103 Posts

13 January 2011 at 3:02am


2nd time you helped me out this week. Thank you, it worked perfectly. I was missing the '$'s in the javascript. Thank you!!

To make this crystal clear for anyone else who comes across this, also note that you can't use variables that contain the name of another because of the string replacement--I had to modify this in the code originally posted. For example:

"gmap_marker" => $this->Marker,
"gmap_marker_title" => $this->MarkerTitle

it will replace $gmap_marker_title with the value of gmap_marker with "_title" at the end.


Forum Moderator, 1391 Posts

13 January 2011 at 6:03am

Glad to be of help :-)